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Doodle Day…


USA National Doodle Day, Thursday, May 8th…

2008 Doodle Day Doodle

This is so cool. My friend, Rosemary, asked me to participate in this year’s National Doodle Day, a fundraising event to benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Funds raised from the Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure. For more specifics and links, check out:

So the basic idea is for celebrities (by which I mean actual famous people and then also me) to contribute a quick sketch or doodle, and these are auctioned off on eBay starting May 8th and closing May 18th. It’s an incredibly original and creative idea for fundraising. And fun! Check out the galleries: (Again I luck out — with a name beginning with “A” I’m on the first page.)

Spread the word to friends, family, comic collectors, celebrity fans, and eBay junkies!


Jef Mallett’s Swim Across the Straits of Mackinac…

Speaking of the Straits of Mackinac, my good friend Jef Mallett is going to swim across this coming Labor Day weekend! Jef is raising money for Mentor Michigan, an organization that works to ensure that all of Michigan youth have ongoing relationships with stable, caring individuals.

Jef is creator of the comic strip, “Frazz.” Jef is also a triathlete and, as such, slightly crazy. Support him, support a worthy cause, and get some cool art out of the deal!

Click here for the whole scoop.


Donate to Cartoons for the Classroom!

It turns out that editorial cartoonists aren’t necessarily just a bunch of self-absorbed fountains of curmudgeonly cynicism, we are actually trying to have a positive influence on the world, too. Right, still a long way from sainthood, but the “Cartoons for the Classroom” project is definitely a step in the right direction.

You can read more about the program here. If you’d like to help, you can go to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists home page and click this button:

Cartoons for the Classroom Donate


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